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Director of Engineering, Roca

Company: TCGplayer.com
Location: Longmont
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Engineering, ROCA Location: Longmont, CO Who We Are
TCGplayer, now a part of eBay, promotes and drives growth of our products and services by connecting a global community of millions of buyers with tens of thousands of retailers in a $25B global collectible hobby market. We relentlessly improve the exchange of things and thoughts that fuel passions, providing the most compelling destination and tools for collectible card game enthusiasts, sellers, and publishers in the U.S. Now we're expanding our innovative products and services to the global $25B collectible hobby market.
The Roca Sorter was created in 2018 to help game store owners manage their TCG inventory faster, easier and more accurately, so they can focus on what matters most - delighting their customers! Our team continues to improve our products and technology, expand our software to support more TCGs while providing excellent support to Roca Sorter customers. Roca Robotics designs, manufactures and supports automation and digitization hardware and software for sorting and managing collectibles. Roca's current product, the Roca Sorter, can fully alphabetize 1000 Magic, Pokemon, or YuGiOh cards in two hours.
Our team prides itself on a culture that fosters camaraderie, embraces diversity, and exudes passion. We are one of New York State's 50 best employers and Fortune.com's top 100 companies for women in the U.S
Who You Are
The Roca Director of Engineering is responsible for all day to day engineering activities at Roca Robotics supporting the current generation of Roca Sorters. This includes hardware engineering to address reliability issues as well as sustain production and software engineering to improve our customers' experience and support new releases of collectible cards.
You will mentor and grow a multilevel team of software and hardware engineers while managing continued improvement across all areas of reliability, performance, risk management and visibility.
You are an experienced technical executive who has acted as an Agent of Growth in leading an IT organization through aggressive growth. You are also an Agent of Change ; you are a fierce advocate for software engineering best practices and for providing exceptional experiences for customers, and you have a track record of successfully leading transformational change.
If you are someone who is a continuous learner, a problem solver, passionate about code quality and loves working with the latest and greatest technologies in a team environment - then this is the job for you!
The Impact You Will Make Here

  • Maintaining great relationships with the leaders of the other departments - including Engineering, Product, Customer Service and Finance - and fostering epic collaboration between your teams and all other areas of the organization

  • Keeping our team of passionate employees excited about the incredible role they are playing in the organization, our industry and the community

  • Managing, leading and evaluating the team based on goals, metrics and clear performance standards

  • Overseeing production issues through resolution with the goal of automating to prevent problem recurrence

  • Manage multiple engineers supporting Roca Robotics' business objectives

  • Manage software engineering, including balancing priorities from multiple stakeholders and dividing work between individual contributors with different skillsets

  • Manage hardware engineering, including the development of new hardware products, revisions of existing products, and engineering necessary to address parts shortages and end of life.

  • Develop roadmaps, project plans, and schedules for a variety of software and robotics projects.

  • Provide clear communication and commitments to deliver objectives on time with many competing priorities

  • Provide high-level strategic direction on team projects, and ensure effective prioritization of work assignments and management of team resources, activities and deadlines

  • Researching and developing recommendations for revising or adopting technical practices, including the adoption of new tools or software to assist in the efficient delivery of our technical objectives

  • Assess the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards in order to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies

  • Actively works to remove obstacles for the team and ensure compliance with various regulatory requirements (FCC, CE Mark, WEEE) by filing reports and scheduling certification testing as needed

  • Managing the departmental budget for vendors, tools and training

  • Producing documentation, communications and planning artifacts

    What You Bring to the Team

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or a related field or equivalent work experience

    • 8 eight years of software development experience with 3 years of experience in leadership of technical engineering teams in a complex and dynamic environment; managing and developing an engineering team of at least 4 people

    • Experience balancing priorities and determining what work needs to be done in a resource constrained environment

    • Knowledge about various regulatory requirements (FCC, CE Mark, WEEE)

    • Demonstrated expertise in the area of software engineering and how it works with hardware

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with engineers and non-engineers alike

    • Strong ability to mentor engineers, helping them improve their skills and grow their careers

    • Proven success leading, managing and hiring a team of talented engineers

    • Proven success project managing technical deliverables in an agile environment

      You'll Go Beyond If You have

      • Prior robotics experience

      • Experience with hardware engineering and software engineering

      • Interest in collectible cards (Magic, Pokemon, YuGiOh, Sport Cards, etc) and/or knowledge of the market

        What We Provide
        Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you're single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, TCGplayer & eBay offer a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.
        The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected in the range below.
        Base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including location, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a target bonus and restricted stock units (as applicable) in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as PTO and parental leave). Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.
        TCGplayer is the largest marketplace for trading card games in the world, with nearly 1 billion dollars in sales. Founded by Chedy Hampson & Ray Moore as a digital media platform within the collectible hobby space, we have grown from our initial roots working inside Syracuse-based hobby stores selling comic books, sports cards, CD's, collectible cards, action figures, and tabletop games, into an expansive eCommerce marketplace that connects a global community of millions of buyers with tens of thousands of retailers. TCGplayer maintains the largest authoritative database of historical and current prices for the most popular trading card games, and this data powers and connects an entire industry of publishers, buyers, sellers, influencers & developers.
        We have been ranked amongst New York State's 50 best employers and Fortune.com's top 100 companies for women in the U.S and certified a Great Place to Work by our employees 5 years in a row. Our entire team prides itself on creating a culture that fosters camaraderie, embraces diversity, and exudes passion. We believe every team member contributes to our success.
        With the largest marketplace for collectible card games, in-store tools for local gaming stores and industry leading fulfillment center to deliver products from sellers to buyers, we bring our innovative technologies and customer focused approach to the $25B global collectibles hobby market.

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